LINGUIST List 31.3136

Thu Oct 15 2020

Jobs: French; English; Applied Linguistics: Freelancer, Duolingo

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <beccalinguistlist.org>



Date: 15-Oct-2020
From: Emily Moline <molineduolingo.com>
Subject: French; English; Applied Linguistics: Freelancer, Duolingo
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University or Organization: Duolingo
Web Address: https://www.duolingo.com/
Job Title: Expert in Teaching French Conversation Skills to Speakers of English (Freelance)

Job Rank: Freelancer; Other

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)

Description:

Use your expertise in teaching French conversation skills to English speakers to help bring language education to the world.

Duolingo is looking for an expert who has native or near-native proficiency in French and strong working proficiency in English, who has experience teaching French conversational skills to English speakers, and who has experience developing language learning curricula with a focus on speaking. This is a temporary freelance position (no benefits included). All work will be conducted remotely and hours are flexible.

Responsibilities:
- Use your pedagogical expertise to both develop and deliver creative course content for an online French course that is aligned with the standards of the CEFR and designed for English-speaking French learners.
- Be an engaging instructor who’s able to make conversation fun and accessible to all students.
- Help define project details, set timeframes, and coordinate project activities.

Requirements:
- BA in French language, linguistics, culture, applied linguistics, or related field
- Native or near-native proficiency in French
- At least two years of experience teaching French online and/or face-to-face to high school or adult learners
- Experience with curriculum design for speaking-first or conversational language classes
- Experience creating language learning material/curricula with a focus on communicative/functional goals
- Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including Google docs, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Comfortable with one or more videoconferencing tools (e.g., Zoom), including for sharing presentations and engaging with participants or learners
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
- Strong working proficiency in English
- Ability to work between 10 and 20 hours a week
- Ability to have daily meetings sometime between 9am-6pm EST; we are flexible regarding the exact time

Exceptional candidates will have:
- MA or above in French language, linguistics, culture, applied linguistics, or related field
- Experience designing both one-off and continuous class curricula
- Familiarity with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR)
- Experience in team teaching, supervision of others, and/or project management

Apply at the application link provided below.

Application Deadline: (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: https://duolingo.breezy.hr/p/8a9bdc04a7fb
Contact Information:
Emily Moline
Email: molineduolingo.com


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